2020 - 2021
ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA
Message From Bill Cann
As your newly elected President,
I will provide effective, teambased
leadership both within
and outside of the organization
especially with the Officers, Directors
and Staff. My leadership style is
grounded in respectful listening to all
opinions and collaborative decision
making. I am dedicated to improving
relations with RTAM Chapters as
well as with The Manitoba Teachers’
Society; getting a functional electronic
membership list in place in 2020-
2021; increasing our membership; and
providing enhanced member benefits
with Johnson Insurance and discounted
travel programs with Trip Merchant.
Finally, I believe that the COVID-19
NOTICE OF RTAM AGM 2020
pandemic has exposed some of the
most systemic deficiencies in Canadian
society, including unjust treatment of
marginalized and vulnerable citizens,
such as older adults. I am committed
to working with the Seniors’ Coalition
to lobby the provincial government to
create an Office of Seniors Advocate and
with ACER-CART to lobby the federal
government to quickly implement both
a national universal pharmacare system
and a National Seniors Strategy using
the information from “A Declaration
Concerning a National Health Care
Strategy for Seniors.”
I am looking forward to serving as
your president and working with all of
you for the betterment of RTAM.
To comply with Provincial requirements, the Retired Teachers' Association will be hosting a Zoom AGM on
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., Winnipeg time. Registration will be at 8:00 a.m.
The purpose of the meeting is:
• The Presentation of the 2018 - 2019 Audited Financial Statements,
• The Appointment of the Directors of RTAM for the 2020 - 2021 Fiscal Year,
• The Appointment of the Auditors for the 2020 - 2021 Fiscal Year.
You must be able to log into Zoom to attend the meeting. Further details are available from the RTAM office. To pre-
register for the AGM call the RTAM office or check the website for the registration form. The deadline to register is
Sunday, September 27, 2020. An AGM information package will be mailed out to registrants.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and under current Corporation Policy, the RTAM Directors voted to have Bill Cann
serve as President, 2020 - 2021.
The results of this election will be presented to RTAM members at the September 30 AGM.
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